LeBron James FIRES WARNING to Nuggets, ready to end 0-149 streak

LeBron James looks to channel his old self and lead the Lakers to another historic comeback against the Denver Nuggets


LeBron James FIRES WARNING to Nuggets, ready to end 0-149 streak

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are down 0-3 in the Western Conference Finals after a 119-108 loss to the Denver Nuggets. In NBA history, no team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit in the playoffs as the Lakers look to create history. LeBron James was the first person to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals, so playoff revivals are not new territory for the all-time leading scorer.

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After the loss, LeBron James attended the press conference and said, “The belief is still there… Our mindset is always locked in as if it is a game 1.” James believes that despite the odds against him, the Lakers still have what it takes to come back, as they have already done so earlier this season. The Lakers became the first team to make the playoffs after starting the season 2-10.

LeBron James was asked about his thoughts on making history once again as he has throughout his career, and he said – ” Of course, that’s the only mindset for me.” Before his stint at the Lakers, LeBron led the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the first team to beat the Boston Celtics in a playoff series after they held a 2-0 lead in the 2018 playoffs. James has won 41 playoff series throughout his career. However, the odds have never been more stacked against him than in this year’s conference finals.

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Jamal Murray drew praise from LeBron James after an explosive first half in game 3

LeBron James (L) and Jamal Murray (R) during the 2020 NBA playoffs (Via: Getty)

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets scored 30 points in the first half of game 3 in a sublime shooting performance. Murray has been consistently firing these playoffs, and in this game, he showed out early while Nikola Jokic struggled with foul trouble in the first three quarters. Jokic, however, had a huge fourth quarter of his, scoring 15 of his 26 points in the fourth.

hen asked about the struggle guarding Jamal Murray, James said – “When he gets going it’s kinda hard to turn him off and he got going from the very beginning.” Despite Murray’s hot start to the game the Nuggets only entered halftime with a three-point lead as Austin Reaves and Anthony Davis led the Lakers to maintain touching distance.

By his standards, LeBron James has had a mediocre series so far with multiple crucial turnovers down the stretch, which have cost the Lakers momentum to close out the game. The Lakers had a 1-point lead with seven and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter before the Nuggets went on a 13-0 run to put the game to bed essentially. James and LA will have to define all odds in mounting what could be one of the most iconic playoff comebacks in NBA history considering it is a #7 seed against a #1 seed.

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